Gautam Datt
Associate Editor
New Delhi
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BJP, Cong slug it out over Facebook data breach controversy

The online data-theft controversy hit the Indian shores with IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad threatening to summon Facebook promoter Mark Zuckerberg even as he stirred a political storm by question

Apologython: Kejriwal tries image change ahead of 2019

Replacing his ambush politics with apology spree, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s “I am sorry” downpour seems to be part of an image-changing strategy to bring focus back on governance by av

Testing time for BJP as YSRC, TDP to bring in no-confidence motion

Monday is going to be a tough day for the ruling party.

Newsmaker: A bond to win

Dismissing an idea is a cardinal mistake one can make in politics. One

The Mavericks

Niceties are as alien to politics as status-quoism to activism. Politics and activism might be working to meet the same end but the journeys are often like tracks running parallel to each other.

Newsmaker: Man of the moment

Young Bharatiya Janata Party leader Biplab Kumar Deb was sworn in as the chief minister of Tripura on Friday in the presence of a galaxy of leaders led by prime minister Narendra Modi.

BJP hopes to break out of opposition hold on RS

One fourth of the 245-seat upper chamber of Parliament will have new members next month allowing the ruling BJP to improve its strength in the house where the opposition has often torpedoed several

Xi power grab spells trouble for India

A muted alarm is ringing in New Delhi where caution has occupied the front rows over the prospects of dealing with Chinese President Xi Jinping over a long period.

Carrying deep scars

Samba in 2013 and 2015; Pathankot, Uri and Nagrota in 2016; Kupwara in 2017; now, Jammu in 2018.

BJP challenges North East power centres

The great Indian election yatra is passing through the North East where two longest-serving chief ministers are guarding their turfs from a new resurgent BJP while in the third a former chief minis